ARCHIVE: Fruit and Vegetables Task Force
We grow some fantastic fruit and vegetables in this country but our farmers are not always able to compete successfully with imported fruit and vegetables. We all know that need to eat at least five portions of fruit and vegetables each day but on average we only consume less than four portions per day. For some groups, such as those on low incomes and young men, the number is even lower.
What is Defra doing?
On 21 October 2009, the establishment of a new task force to increase consumption and production of domestic fruit and vegetables in England was announced. This one year task force produced proposals to help our farmers compete better and to support low income families to increase the fruit and vegetables in their diet.
In August 2010 the task force published a report outlining its proposals.
- Fruit and vegetables task force report (PDF 500 KB)
EFFP is a specialist agri-food business consultancy working across the whole supply chain. More details about the organisation can be found at www.effp.com.
- EFFP Report (PDF 954 KB)
At its final meeting on 12 October 2010, the task force agreed an action plan to deliver the proposals outlined in the report. This action plan is accompanied by more detailed briefings on several of the task force’s proposals. These are all available below.
- Approvals of plant protection products (PDF 218 KB)
- Grow your own (PDF 128 KB)
- Labour (PDF 82 KB)
- Planning (PDF 119 KB)
- R&D (PDF 355 KB)
- Skills (PDF 113 KB)
- Soils (PDF 107 KB)
- Water (PDF 85 KB)
Page last modified: 12 October 2010
Page published: 8 January 2010